Save Lives by Helping At-Risk Neighbors Prevent and Prepare for Home Fires! : Home Fire Preparedness


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


475 Pleasant StreetSuite 25Lewiston, ME 04240


Bring fire safety information and resources to your community


Three types of events:

•Training (recommended; can also occur immediately before an event):⦆ Typically held on weekday evenings; typically 3 hours long.⦆ Volunteers are recommended to take one class.⦆ Learn basic principles of home fire preparedness such as:⦆⦆ Background of Home Fire Preparedness Campaign;⦆⦆ Need for rapid egress (<2min); planning=\"\" and=\"\" practicing=\"\" escape=\"\" routes=\"\" where=\"\" to=\"\" place=\"\" smoke=\"\" alarms=\"\" how=\"\" check=\"\" test=\"\" install=\"\" p=\"\">

•Pre-Event Canvasing:⦆ Approximately one week before visiting a neighborhood to install smoke alarms and educate residents about escape principles and plans, we visit the neighborhoods to let residents know we are coming (and not asking for money, but giving free stuff away!).⦆ Typically 3 hours at a time, 1 weekend a month

•Installation and Education:⦆ Check existing smoke alarms for placement, age, battery, and operability;⦆ Educate residents on escaping the fire;⦆⦆ Install new smoke alarms;⦆⦆ Create and submit required records


•Orientation to Red Cross completed during Volunteer Intake process

•Traning for the specific jobs⦆is available ahead of time but is not required.⦆ Please check your Maine Region Calendar (for new volunteers, there's a link to the Maine Region Calendar in the middle of your homepage; for existing volunteers, the Maine Region Calendar link is under the \"My Chapter\" tab at the top of the page, and you should also be able to sign up via the \"My Shifts\" tab)


Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Typically 1 year⦆

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